CBO: Obamacare to Cost $1.930 Trillion, Leave 30 Million Uninsured; or, Democrats Can’t Do Arithmetic and Obamacare Sucks Balls
EVERYBODY REBLOG THIS AND TAG WITH “INDEPENDENT” AND “MODERATE” (AND THE PLURAL VERSIONS OF THOSE WORDS AS WELL).
In order to get Obamacare passed, the Democrats touted the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office’s estimate for the price tag of the law: “only” $938 billion over the first ten years.
As the government never fails to do, however, it failed to correctly estimate the cost. Government estimates are always, as a rule, underestimated. The new price tag of Obamacare, according to the same, non-partisan CBO: $1.930 trillion.
Do you know how much one trillion of something is? Well, first let’s look at how much one billion is:
If you counted off one dollar per second until you reached $1 billion, it would take you 31 years. And that’s just one billion. The federal government spends twenty times that amount in only one single day.
So how long would it take to count off one dollar per second until you reached $1 trillion? 31,688 years. And that’s just one trillion. Obama intends for the federal government to spend almost double that on Obamacare alone in only ten years. This comes to $528,767,123—more than half a billion dollars—per freaking day over the next ten years.
The 2010 census shows there are just over 46 million people below the poverty line. For the same price tag of Obamacare, the federal government could pay each of those 46 million people $344 per month for ten years.
On top of this mind-blowing government inefficiency, the CBO tells us that Obamacare leaves 30 million people uninsured. Well what in the crap?! Obama and the Democrats said that there are 30 million people in America without health insurance, and yet the CBO says it will leave that same amount uninsured. Obamacare now does nothing but spend money without increasing coverage!
If Obama wanted to solve the problem that Obamacare is “supposed” to solve—that is, giving everybody health insurance—then the government could spend the same amount that Obamacare costs ($1.930 trillion) in order to give those 30 million uninsured people $528 per month. Then they could buy whatever health insurance they wanted without it being controlled by the government! And it wouldn’t leave 30 million uninsured if you did it that way.
This shows us that Obamacare is not about health insurance at all, but about control of our lives. “Once you control people’s health care, you have them in your back pocket.”
I can’t defend this. I have no words.
I stood by Obamacare and it’s flaws. But this flaw is too big to either be completely true or to stand by any longer. Obama has some splainin to do. Bejeesus. I stand by Obama, especially on his stand for all the social issues, but honestly… This changes things.
I will NEVER vote for Romney’s impossible plan or his war on women or LGBT or the poor. I don’t care HOW the right plans on fixing the economy, I will never actively vote for oppression.
Can someone tell me this republican is lying?